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  • Nebraska corrections may consolidate mental health beds

    Nebraska's corrections department is considering a plan that would concentrate more mental health beds at a state prison facility in Lincoln, the director told lawmakers Tuesday. The plan under review would increase the number of residential beds at...
  • Senators told about corruption in Florida prison system

    Former and current employees in Florida's corrections system testified Tuesday about widespread corruption and unsafe conditions in the state's prisons, which house roughly 100,000 inmates. A Senate committee that has been investigating Florida's...
  • Orange County sheriff's deputy stabbed by inmate

    An Orange County sheriff's deputy was briefly hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed by an inmate, authorities said. The deputy was picking up lunch trays about 1 p.m. in the disciplinary isolation wing of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana when an...
  • Rauner appoints state prisons director

    Rauner appoints state prisons director
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S. State Department and Alaska prison system. Rauner's office said Donald Stolworthy, 54, is an expert in...
  • Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop

    Man gets state prison for pointing gun at Allentown cop
    An Allentown man who pointed a gun at police officers during a chase, but then tripped and dropped the weapon, was sentenced Monday to five to 10 years in a state prison. Thomas Emmanuel Washington, 29, also was charged with ramming a police cruiser with...
  • Pennsylvania county jails turning away from immigration role

    More Pennsylvania counties with jails are limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities following a court decision last year in favor of an Allentown man wrongly held in Lehigh County Jail on suspicion that he was in the country...
  • Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go

    Rewriting private prison medical contracts right way to go
    When Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, visited a Florida prison recently he learned that an inmate had been sent back to the facility from a hospital because the prison's private medical services contractor determined he didn't need hospital care. Evers, chair of...
  • Former state legislator Mandy Dawson freed, admits cocaine use

    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson freed, admits cocaine use
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson, who spent several extra months in federal prison for using cocaine while on probation, was released Friday after promising she will continue to battle her addiction. "I do have issues and I take them seriously," said...
  • NYU launches degree program at state prison in Hudson Valley

    New York University has enrolled 36 inmates in English classes at Wallkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. Their first courses are "Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation" and "Critical Perspectives on Justice through Creative...
  • Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced

    Corrections officer who had child with inmate sentenced
    A former Baltimore corrections officer who had a child with a gang leader inmate was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday. Katera Stevenson, 24, one of four corrections officers impregnated by Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, had...
  • Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now

    Some inmates have been moved from City Farm, rest will stay for now
    NEWPORT NEWS — When the city announced plans to close the City Farm correctional facility on Feb. 5, it housed about 124 inmates. As of Thursday, it housed 86. Sheriff Gabe Morgan moved about 20 City Farm inmates to the city jail after the...